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Monday, February 3, 2014

TTT: Ten Books that Made Me Cry (reprise)

Top Ten Tuesday Topic of the Day: books that made me cry.
I participated in this meme back in November 2010. 
To avoid repeating books from that list today's list is...

Ten Books that Made Me Cry Between Dec. '10-Feb. '14

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler...if someone is breaking up I'm all about the tissues. I had several bad break-ups as a teenager and these types of books hit nerves directly linked to my tear ducts.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys...I don't see how anyone could read this book with dry eyes. It is about human rights injustices placed on women and children of Lithuania under the Stalinist regime.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay...the shocking Holocaust story set in France, based on factual events.

October Mourning: a song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman...the tragic death of Matthew Shepard, a young homosexual man told in beautiful and evocative poems.

Faithful Elephants: a True Story of Animals, People, and War by Yukio Tsuchyia... I cry everytime I read this children's book about the purposeful death of elephants in a Tokyo zoo during WWII. Innocent animals as victims of our awful war.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green...I listened to this book as I was driving to/from work but had to turn it off because I was crying so hard, making driving difficult. I bet this book is on just about everyone's list if they've read it.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell...No spoilers but suffice it to say Elanor's home life sucks and Park is so loving and thoughtful. Both things made me cry.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick ...Leonard Peacock is suicidal and the only person who seems to notice or care is a teacher. It breaks my heart.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini...Hosseini is the author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Need I say more about why I found myself crying while I read it.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell...there were just a few moments in this book that I found my eyes tearing up. No big boo-hoos though.

What books have you read recently that made you cry?


  1. Oh man Sarah's Key is super intense! And Fangirl made me tear up too, even though it wasn't a particularly sad book.

  2. Oh my gosh--Faithful Elephants! I read that one standing on the sales floor one day when I was still working at a bookstore--I started crying so hard I had to go in the stockroom and hid out until I got ahold of myself. What a powerful book.

  3. Such a wonderful list! You are the first person besides me who loves The Faithful Elephants; I love that book and cry every time as well.

  4. Great picks. I just got Fangirl and can't wait to read it, but I've seen it on so many lists that I am now too scared - I fear I might sob like a baby. My TTT :)

  5. I really must go check out Leonard Peacock now. Thank you!

  6. Fangirl, TFiOS, and Eleanor & Park made me really emotional as well :((( Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out soon! Great list! :)

  7. I've been surprised to see Fangirl on people's lists - I didn't realize that one was sad!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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